Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is most known for memory loss and loss of intellectual ability, but may also include a number of psychological and emotional stressors affecting both the diagnosed individual and their loved ones. It is the most common form of dementia and is typically diagnosed after the age of 60. Common symptoms of Alzheimer’s include forgetfulness, confusion, cognitive dysfunction, apathy, changes to personality, isolation and grief. Psychotherapy can help people deal with the depression, anxiety and frustration that often accompanies this diagnosis. Although there is no cure for Alzheimer's, there are various therapeutic techniques ranging from art therapy to cognitive behavioral therapy. Therapy for family members can also be beneficial, providing them with the resources needed to cope with emotions and learn new, healthy ways of supporting themselves and their loved ones.

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